Name Descriptor: Matta, Roberto×
  • [La presente muestra de grabados...]
    Ruiz de la Mata, Ernesto
    1965
    In this text written on the occasion of the exhibition L’Avant-Garde held at the Galería Colibrí (1965), Puerto Rican critic Ernesto Ruiz de la Mata discusses what he considers an interesting show of avant-garde prints by artists from different [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863328

  • [La reciente publicación de "El otoño del Patriarca..."]
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    2000
    This document was written by the Colombian critic and historian Álvaro Medina by way of an introduction to Gustavo Zalamea’s 1975 exhibition El gran Burundún-Burundá, presented in the gallery Viva México, in the city of Caracas, Venezuela. This [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093208

  • [Letter] 1982 Enero 12, Cali, Colombia [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alcántara, Pedro, 1942-
    1982
    The Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara writes to Lorenzo Homar asking him to participate in the production of the portfolio “Grandes Maestros de la Plástica Latinoamericana” [Great Masters of Latin American Visual Art]. Ten artists are to be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863843

  • 113 cuadros avaluados en seis milliones : Roberto S. Matta ganó el primer Gran Premio Festival de Pintura : Chávez obtuvo premio de pintura peruana
    1966
    This short newspaper article discusses the results of the first Festival Americano de Pintura, held in October to November (Lima, 1966). The Chilean painter Roberto Matta won the First Grand Prize (three thousand dollars) for his work Grande decoraci [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142692

  • 12 meses de artes plásticas en Lima
    Ugarte Eléspuru, Juan Manuel, 1911-
    1955
    The author highlights here the intensity of activities on the arts scene of the Peruvian capital in 1954, both for the number and the importance of exhibitions, a fact which, in his judgment, demonstrates the ever-increasing affirmation of the visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1137301

  • André Bretón debuta en Hoy!
    Breton, André, 1896-1966
    1938
    This is the first interview granted by André Breton after he arrived in Mexico City. In the article, the French poet “provides a clear, insightful review of conditions in French literature and painting, the position taken by French intellectuals [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779813

  • Arte en América Latina
    Rojas-Mix, Miguel, 1934-
    1989
    Chilean art critic Miguel Rojas Mix provides an overview of the exhibition Art in Latin America held at the Hayward Gallery in London in mid-1989. Rojas Mix’s account attempts to explain the curatorial criteria underlying the show, its organization [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091066

  • Arte en Chile de veinte, treinta años
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1999
    In this article Pablo Oyarzún provides a critical review of the art produced over the course of three decades. He notes the lack of a tradition that could bear witness to and interpret art production in Chile. From the early twentieth century& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745095

  • Arte Latinoamericano en los Estados Unidos : al margen de algunas exposiciones
    Barradas, Efraín
    1988
    The Puerto Rican critic Efraín Barradas writes about the full schedule of exhibitions in the United States, where he lives; according to him very few include Latin American art, since little is known about Latin American artists and their work. Be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805513

  • Artes plásticas : sobre arte abstracto
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    Sebastián Salazar Bondy replies emphatically to the article in which Luis Miró Quesada extolls the virtues of architects as champions of abstract art. Salazar Bondy suggests that painting becomes unnecessary when it eliminates any reference to “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 858965

  • Carta de Nueva York
    Bayón, Damián
    1955
    This article reviews and analyzes the collection of the Museum of Modern Art [MoMA] in New York, the Whitney Museum and three exhibitions: Salvador Dalí, Roberto Matta and Jean Dubuffet, all of them simultaneously presented in the same city. With [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 787215

  • Crushed Jewels, Air, Even Laughter : Matta in the 1940s
    Smith, Elizabeth A. T.; Dartnall, Colette
    2001
    This essay examines the impact of Roberto Matta’s presence in the United States during 1939–1948, when, as part of a Surrealist cohort of émigrés, he established temporary residence in New York to escape the war in Europe. The authors [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840187

  • Diálogo con Andre Breton
    Valle, Rafael Heliodoro, 1891-1959
    1938
    According to Rafael Heliodoro Valle, the distinguishing feature of the Surrealist movement is that it has “old roots” that set it apart from the rest of the avant-garde. And that, “Mexico, [which] is not a myth,” but has a mythical past has [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774239

  • El arte en París
    Fernández, Justino
    1952
    Justino Fernández provides a roundup of the exhibitions going on in Paris at the same time as the Mexican exhibition in France. Comparing European painting with Mexican, he argues that from the beginning, Mexican painting developed its own language [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779939

  • En la cultura : no son todos los que están ni están todos lo que son : un Festival Americano de Pintura que debe ajustarse
    1966
    This newspaper article is about the first Festival Americano de Pintura, organized by the IAC (Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo) and the Asociación Cultural Jueves as part of the Festivales de Lima. The article quotes the Argentinean critic and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142722

  • Fernández
    Fernández, Agustín, 1928-
    1988
    In Agustin Fernandez’s artist statement, he begins with his formal training at the San Alejandro Academy. He also discusses how he “was to be nourished by a thousand things when [he] went abroad” and was greatly influenced by both Enrique Senal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801554

  • Historia abierta
    Traba, Marta
    1985
    Art critic Marta Traba authored the essay “Historia abierta,” which was included among the texts for the exhibition América: Mirada interior. Figari, Reverón, Santa María, in Bogotá, July 4 through August 18, 1985, published by the Banco de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1107039

  • Historia de una galería
    Moncloa, Francisco, 1922-
    1966
    This newspaper article about the closing of the first premises occupied by the IAC (Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo) in Lima was written by Francisco Moncloa at the request of the director of the magazine Oiga. Moncloa lists a series of “anecdotes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142578

  • Homogenizing Hispanic Art
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    1987
    In this text, Shifra Goldman examines the problematic homogenization of the idea of “Hispanic” art and culture that was promoted by the exhibition Hispanic Art in the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors organized by The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065232

  • Introdução: resistir ou libertar?
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1979
    In this text, Frederico de Morais emphasizes the importance—and to a certain extent the impotence—of a greater union among Latin American countries. In the beginning of the passage, he states that Brazil was no longer able to ignore the relevance [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061858

  • La juventud rebelde se erige en juez : … y entierra a los muertos
    Poniatowska, Elena
    1958
    Elena Poniatowska spent time gathering opinions on the Inter-American Biennial of Painting and Printmaking. According to Octavio Paz, the four great masters of painting were Carlos Mérida, Rufino Tamayo, Wilfredo Lam, and Roberto Matta; he felt that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769956

  • La nostalgia de la historia en el proceso de la imaginación plástica en América Latina
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1982
    In this text, Luis Felipe Noé explains his theory that the shared impulse that defines Latin American painting is its preoccupation with “inventing history.” He argues that this impulse is a direct result of Latin American artists’ experience [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061890

  • La visita positiva
    Erminy, Perán
    1965
    In this article, critic Perán Erminy takes stock of Marta Traba’s controversial visit to Caracas in 1965, arriving at the conclusion that the resulting debate was “extremely positive.” As a Venezuelan, Erminy maintains a favorable view of her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799445

  • Mala noche de Buendía
    Buendía, Felipe, 1927-2002
    1966
    This is a letter by Felipe Buendía to the editor of Caretas, a magazine published in Lima, regarding the inauguration of the IAC (Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo) new building. The writer and journalist complains that the institution closed its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142628

  • Matta y su pintura
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    In this article, Sebastián Salazar Bondy discusses the work of Chilean painter Roberto Matta. In Salazar Bondy’s view, true art does not copy the appearance of “everyday vulgarity,” but questions conventions. That is why the run-of-the-mill [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138199

  • Un arte específicamente americano
    Pérez, Alberto, 1926-1999
    1987
    The author offers a critical, manifesto-style review of the situation in the field of Latin American art and, especially, culture. Alberto Pérez describes himself as an “American,” “Hispanic American,” “Indian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754446